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Bill Gates

1969
Bill Gates, 12, and Paul Allen, 14, make US$4,200 writing academic scheduling program for their school.

1975
Bill Gates and Paul Allen write MITS BASIC for the Altair 8800 on a PDP-10 minicomputer.
Bill Gates says Microsoft will exist for all eternity.

1982
Bill Gates is amazed by demonstrations of VisiCorp's VisiOn GUI at Comdex.

1984
Microsoft fails in its bid to buy Lotus.

1985
Microsoft Windows, first announced in 1983, is launched.

May 1990
Microsoft Windows 3.0 launched.

1993
For the first time, sales of Windows-based softward exceeds that of DOS and Macintosh combined.

24 August 1995
Windows 95 launched.


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